Courts in California continue to rely on the equitable and third party beneficiary principles discussed in JSM Tuscany, LLC v. Superior Court and Crowley Maritime Corp. v. Boston Old Colony Ins. Co., as the basis for extending a contractual obligation to arbitrate to nonsignatories of an arbitration agreement. The Southern District of California’s decision in City of […]
Jim Butler’s blog article titled, “Buying bad loans and distressed debt in Europe (and Italy)”, was picked up by Hotel Online, Hotel News Resource, Hospitality Net, ehotelier.com and Lexology.
Overview The commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) is an evolving area of law. As in most situations, the law trails behind technology. Recently, the tensions behind law and technology manifested in the March 6, 2014 decision in the matter of Michael P. Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration v. Raphael Pirker. Pertinent Facts Raphael […]
Jim Butler’s Hotel Law Blog article, “Why does it seem like everyone wants to build or buy a hotel in downtown LA?” was picked up by Hotel News Resource.
Robert Braun’s article, “Lenders Want Comfort Letters – Comfort for Whom?” regarding hotel franchise agreements, was published by Law360.
California Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) Sections 877.6 and 877 create a procedure whereby a settling defendant can be insulated from claims of contribution and indemnity from non-settling codefendants. This arises in cases of joint tortfeasors, environmental or asbestos situations where one defendant wants to extricate itself and eliminate the risk of future cross claims […]
Kerry Shapiro article, “New Law Allows Mining Operators to Remedy Compliance Issues and Retain AB 3098 List Status,” was published in the Spring/Summer issue of The Conveyor.